Canada Post warns of significant demand ahead of Christmas

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Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, Canada Post is asking Canadians to start thinking ahead to Christmas.

Officials with he postal service warn they expect to deliver a significant amount of online shopping packages this year and are asking Canadians to start shopping early to avoid a backlog.

A Canada Post survey shows nearly 48 percent of shoppers plan to spend mostly or exclusively online this year.

To help meet the demand, 4,000 temporary seasonal employees will be hired and weekend deliveries will be scheduled in many communities.